5 things about Ozzie Albies’ grand slam


Five things to know about Braves leadoff man Ozzie Albies’ sixth-inning grand slam off Paul Sewalk in Tuesday’s 8-2 win against the Mets, the second grand slam of the season for the 21-year-old second baseman.

1. Albies is the first Braves player to hit two grand slams in a season since Brian McCann had two in 2012. Albies’ other slam was May 10 at Miami against right-hander Drew Steckenrider.

2. It was the team-high 16th home run and National League-leading 37th extra-base hit for Albies and his second homer in two games following a 17-game homerless drought from May 23 through June 9.He batted .162 (12-for-74) with a .431 OPS in those 17 games.

3. Albies is the first player 21 or younger to hit multiple grand slams in a season since Adrian Beltre had two for the Dodgers in 2000.

4. The only other Braves second baseman to hit multiple grand slams in a season during the team’s Atlanta era was Davey Johnson, who had two in 1973.

5. In the post-World War II era, only seven other players hit multiple grand slams in a season at age 21 or younger: Mickey Mantle (1952), Faye Throneberry (1952), Eddie Mathews (1953), Tony Conigliaro (1965), Ken Griffey Jr. (1991), Alex Rodriguez (1996) and Adrian Beltre (2000).


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